When we study at University we are expected to study in ways which may be different to how we have studied previously. The Academic Study Skills team are here to help all undergraduates get the most out of their time at university, help to improve your grades and get a Cardiff University Certificate! We offer free Academic Study Skills Classes to all undergraduates at two different locations in the University!
So What Classes are on Offer?
There is a wide range of topics on offer from essay writing and structuring, to cracking the difference between analytical and descriptive writing, to time management, presentation skills, getting motivated, to revision and examination tips and techniques. The classes are organised into certificate pathways so that students can follow five classes in a given route to achieve that certificate. However, we recognise that this doesn’t always suit everyone and so attendance at any five classes will also result in a certificate. We are here to reward your hard work and engagement!
What is expected from you?
The only certificate which is formally assessed is Presentation Skills (where students must give a short presentation). However, all the classes are designed to be interactive and students will be expected to work in small groups to discuss topics and complete exercises.
Where and when are the classes held?
The classes are offered in two locations; 37 Park Place offers classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 12 noon and 2pm, whilst TDS at the Heath offers classes on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
How do I Sign Up?
Enrolling for a class is easy. Just check out our website, look at the PDF timetable and then click on the link to Event Bright to sign up. Classes do tend to fill up quickly so make sure you get the class you want by checking it out today! If you can’t attend a class please email us 24 hours in advance so that we can release your place to a student who is on our waiting list. (Students who fail to attend two classes will be removed from their subsequent bookings so that other students may be given a chance to attend.)
What have I got to Lose?
Absolutely nothing! The skills you learn from the classes are genuine transferable skills which will directly assist you in your degree and the environment is quite relaxed with students from across all three colleges participating and interacting! It’s a great way to meet students from other disciplines, learn new skills and gain a Cardiff University Certificate. So check out the web link and book your place! We look forward to seeing you!
Ann Mc Manus
The Academic Skills and Mentoring Team – Helping you Make the Grade!
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